theology, ritschl, doctrine, empiricism, liberal theology, schleiermacher
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"Ritschlianism is the most highly developed form, that theological empiricism has yet taken." This is the claim of the former dean of the Methodist Boston University School of Theology, Professor Knudson. The majority of liberal theologians hail Ritschl as their champion, because the empirical method is the formal principle, the principium cognoscenti, of American liberal theology. Three German theologians are largely responsible for the wide acceptance of the empirical method in modern theology: Schleiennacher, Ritschl, Troeltsch. Schleiermacher is the father of the modern empirical method in theology.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Mayer, F. E.
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 15, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol15/iss1/12